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What can any of you tell me about it? Both eyes steroids brought it out earlier than normal but it runs in my family. I am 36 and it should be happening soon. Just starting high dose Cellcept and very scared about all these changes but there is evidence of kidney involvement. Blood protein is too low all the time, spot protein, 24 hour creatinine is okay so far but I am worried. :) Keep swelling feet, ankles, hands, even my face and the drs agree it's not cushings.
But back to the surgery what should I excpect?
 

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Hi Karen,

I had cataract surgery done in my late 20's, just one eye but I had the cataract many years before that. I just had a fixed lens put in but there are adjustable ones out there now and even better ones coming out soon. My lens has came loose for some reason so I will have to get it replaced again at some point. My eye doctor advised me to wait for the new ones coming since there is no hurry for me.

As far as what to expect, the procedure was pretty quick (Total visit took maybe an hour) and the procedure wasn't that bad. Since it's been almost 20 years ago for me, things may have changed a bit. I had an exam first where the doctor explained everything to me, then I think I had a week to cancel if I wanted to. I still remember how great it was to see out of that eye the next day. :) It had been so many years of looking through a very cloudy lens, the difference was pretty awesome for me.

I always have a little protein show up on my samples but I have been ok so far. Cellcept is suppose to the best med for kidneys from what I've read. I don't really know much more than that so I will let more knowledgeable people answer that part of your question.

Good luck with everything. :)
 

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Thanks Tom, that makes me feel much better. I've had so many unneeded surgeries at this point I my eyes are not something I want to mess with.
What symptoms did you have before the surgery? I am glad that your results were so positive. Thanks again!:)
 

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My symptoms were very cloudy! :lol: Seriously it was very hard to see out of my bad eye, and in bright sunshine I was pretty much blind with it. It takes 2 good eyes to have depth perception, it took me a while to get used to it after surgery. I would do it again without hesitation, plus now there are better options. Do a search of the different lens options out there and talk to your eye doctor about them. Hopefully it's a one time deal, make it count. :)
 
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